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How to effectively engage youth in community coalitions.

How to effectively engage youth in community coalitions.

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  • 1. YOUTH PARTICIPATION How to get youth to participate in the community and coalition.
  • 2.
    • ENGAGE
    • THEM IN
    • ACTIVITIES
    • THEY
    • ENJOY!
  • 3. Volunteering to be waiters at Breakfast with Santa!
  • 4. PRESENTATIONS TO 6 TH GRADE CLASSROOMS ON HOW TO STAY ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
  • 5. Three groups of the Hutch High Leadership Club gave presentations to 13 different 6 th grade classrooms!
  • 6. RED RIBBON WEEK
    • Daily activities at Hutchinson High School to promote drug free youth.
    • Activities at Hutchinson Middle School 8 to encourage youth to be alcohol and drug free.
  • 7. Give to worthy causes
    • Sell beads from Bead for Life for Diversity Days at High School with all proceeds to go to South Africa to families living in poverty.
  • 8. INCREASE YOUTH ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION AT COALITION MEETINGS COALITION MEETINGS
  • 9.
    • HAVE YOUTH DO PRESENTATIONS AT COALITION MEETINGS!
  • 10.
    • HOST A LARGE ANNUAL EVENT AND RECOGNIZE YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS FOR ALL THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY.
  • 11. HOLD COALITION MEETINGS AT TIMES WHEN YOUTH CAN ATTEND.
    • CHANGE MEETING TIMES FROM NOON AND LUNCHEONS TO 4:00 AFTER SCHOOL.
  • 12. HOLD YOUTH FOCUS SESSION
    • Established a youth statement
    • Identified what youth value
    • Formed youth responsibilities to the coalition and adults
    • Formed adult responsibilities to the youth
    • Engaged youth to be full participants and not just tokens
  • 13. Take youth to leadership summits and conferences.
  • 14. Kansas Youth Leadership Summit
    • Youth from the Hutchinson and Buhler Leadership groups work on creating an “Action Plan” for 2010-11 school year.
  • 15. More Summit!
    • Youth attend breakout sessions
    • Meet with other youth at other schools around state
    • Meet for large group sessions
  • 16. Check out YouTube for these great dances learned at TABS!!!
    • Look for Bill Cordes and the following dances:
    • Shark Week Dance
    • Respect Dance
    • Seatbelt Dance
    • The yearly summit was lots of work but fun for all!!!
    • Thanks to KFP and KDOT for yearly support of the summit.
  • 17. Overview of Youth Participation
    • Choosing – youth can choose which activities they wish to participate in.
    • Decision-making – youth can meet on a regular basis to discuss and modify existing program rules and regulations.
    • Planning – youth can meet regularly to plan future programs and community activities.
    • Assessing – youth can engage in program evaluation activities.
    • Communicating – youth can regularly present programs to others such as community audiences, funders, stakeholders, etc.
    • (Advancing Youth Development Curriculum)
  • 18. ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • Seven of the youth leadership kids are trained to be facilitators for Strengthening Families 10-14 Program.
    • Youth Leadership Group as grown from 8 in 2006 to 45 in 2010.
    • On average, 10-15 youth attend coalition meetings on a regular basis.